Marijuana Smuggler Seeks Job
Here’s an interesting example of how to write marketing copy that can turn a negative into a positive and in this example, how you can market yourself when looking for a job – even if you are a convicted Marijuana smuggler.
Here’s How the Advertisement Went
Business Experience – Owned and operated a successful fishing business – multi-vessel, one airplane, one island and processing facility. Simultaneously owned and operated a fleet of tractor-trailer trucks conducting business in the western United States.
During this time I also co-owned and participated in the executive level management of 120 people worldwide in a successful export and import venture with revenues in excess of US$100 million annually.
Attributes – I am an expert in all levels of security; I have extensive computer skills, am personable, outgoing, well-educated, reliable, clean and sober. When confronted with facts I accept them willing and take responsibility for my actions. (the US Federal Court will confirm this)
I have spoken in schools to thousands of kids and parent groups over the past ten years on “the consequences of choice“, and received public recognition from the Police force for community service. I am well-traveled and speak English, French, and Spanish.
References available: from friends, family, Police, Prison Wardens and the U.S. District Attorney, etc.
Turns out that this guy was actually an ex-Marijuana Smuggler, seeking a job after serving a 10-year prison sentence in the United States. While most people with this type of background would have downplayed their Marijuana Smuggling past, in the hopes that someone would hire them.
However, Brian O’Dea instead did the opposite of what many would have done and instead revealed all in a public advertisement in a major newspaper outlining more background information.
Employment Wanted – Former Marijuana Smuggler having successfully completed a ten-year sentence, incident free for importing 75 tons of marijuana into the United States. To which I admitted my involvement and took full responsibility for my actions and I am now seeking a legal and legitimate means to support myself and my family.
The result, an amazing 600 responses, job offers and plenty of free media coverage that got him a book deal and a ton of speaking engagements.
So what if it means being true to yourself, there’s an excellent chance you will fare far better for having taken the leap of faith, than if you’d taken the common road pretending to be something you are not.
Every great innovation began with people saying it either couldn’t be done, or it would never work. Forget the naysayers and dare to be different.
It’s All True
This is not new, news, in fact, it was almost a decade ago that the “Marijuana Smuggler Seeks Job” ad first appeared and today Brian makes money telling his story and with his book called, “HIGH – Confessions of an International Drug Smuggler.” You can see it on his website www.brianodea.com
The lesson is, go ahead and turn your negatives into positives and do what YOU think is right, not what everyone else says, or what “conventional wisdom” advises. Sometimes taking what we believe is the correct course of action may go against the grain and seems to be the opposite of what the world expects. Success can come to anyone who wants it bad enough!
What’s The Takeaway?
The takeaway is, that no matter what life deals out there is always a way to redeem yourself and make a new life. Everyone has a story to tell and it’s just a matter of letting the world know about what your message is. More importantly how to get your message to the world and what better way than the internet?
The Internet Creates Opportunities
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The Internet is a very powerful tool, to inform, entertain, and to help others, and make a difference in the world. It’s a place where, free market, bottom-up business dynamics, can make you a great living from whatever you are knowledgeable or passionate about.
All of us have passions and we are all far more creative than we realise, and the Internet can help you discover your true potential. There are more than 3 Billion internet users and if just a tiny fraction, were to visit your website, like what you have to offer and follow your recommendations. Then the potential to make a great living is awesome.
You don’t need to be an ex marijuana smuggler or have some crazy story. But you need to get the education and the tools to learn how to build an online business.
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So don’t worry about your past, you are destined for greatness, you might just need a little motivation and a few pointers to get you headed in the right direction (Or is that ‘write‘ direction haha)
So, what’s stopping you setting up a blog and writing something interesting?
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